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I had my colon cancer in 1996, at the time I was 32 years old. It was stage 4 cancer, so they did surgery, radation, and chemo. Also had my rectum, and 6-8" of my bowls removed. When I had the first stoma it was bowl shaped, so in a year I had surgery done again for a normal stoma. I've had problems from the start. If I take a shower I'd better be ready to change my appliance, same for swimming or soaking in the tub. With both of those I'm looking at 45 mins top for being in the water. If I get to hot or stress out, it leaks right away. As the years have gone on, I've become adhisive sentive, so I break out in a rash under my appliance. At the present time the only colostomy bag and wafer that I've been able to get to stick for about 3-4 days is the Hollister 14905, and I use the pouch 18203. Which is a mini pouch, since its a long pouch I break out from the material. If anyone has any ideas or if there is a new way for me to take care of my colostomy please let me know. I don't eat any foods that give me gas, I've had this long enough to know which foods will do that to me. Thanks, Wendy

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